Archive for June, 2013

Just and Merciful

The below item is part of my "Conversations" series. A pair of Christians having lunch after church. Jackie: Alexis got me to agree to go to her faith study group, but I’m really feeling intimidated. Everyone has these intellectual discussions, but I’m still getting hung up on what seem like they should be simple things. […]

Posted on June 28, 2013 at 8:43 pm by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Doing the Impossible

The below item is part of my "Conversations" series. Two kids at summer camp Francis: You know what? Greg: What? Francis: I don’t think God’s really all powerful. Greg: He’s omnipotent. He can do anything. Francis: Look, I’m going to draw a square. Now, I’m going to draw lines between opposite corners, so it’s a […]

Posted on June 26, 2013 at 8:43 pm by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Only One

The below item is part of my "Conversations" series. A theist and an atheist at a mutual friend’s birthday party Elric: Hey, Dex! Did you have a chance to look up the thing about Abraham? Dexter: Yep. You were right about that. Elric: Have you got any other "challenges" for me? You know I’m up […]

Posted on June 24, 2013 at 8:42 pm by ideclare · Permalink · One Comment
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Is Proof Possible

The below item is part of my "Conversations" series. Two atheist roommates after dinner. Saul: I get so sick of Christians trying to prove that God exists. It’s like they just keep parroting the same seven arguments over and over, and every time they bring one up they act like it’s the most original, mind-blowing […]

Posted on June 21, 2013 at 8:41 pm by ideclare · Permalink · One Comment
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Motion

The below item is part of my "Conversations" series. An atheist and a theist in a bookstore. Abel: Look at this — it’s a big reference for different equations. Look how simple the physics equations are! Wouldn’t you think they’d be all complicated? Zoe: There can be plenty of meaning in something simple. Look — […]

Posted on June 19, 2013 at 8:38 pm by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Imagination

The below item is part of my "Conversations" series. An atheist and a Christian at Disney World Ralph: That was fun! Sally: I don’t know — it was too much of a kids’ ride for me. Ralph: The little purple dragon character was cute. Sally: What are you going on about it so much for? […]

Posted on June 17, 2013 at 8:37 pm by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Unfortunate arguments

I had a chance to read a bit more of Proofs of God’s Existence by Richard Wurmbrand. Below are a few more quotes that I thought worth sharing. Each of them has something seriously wrong with it. Can you spot the problems? “Einstein visited the father of the renowned violinist Yehudi Menuhin, who was then […]

Posted on June 15, 2013 at 7:42 pm by ideclare · Permalink · One Comment
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Information

The below item is part of my "Conversations" series. A theist and an atheist carpooling to work. Quint: I was reading an article this morning that said that information theory provides our best evidence yet that God exists. Raj: How does that work? Quint: In a nutshell, it says that the only places you find […]

Posted on June 14, 2013 at 8:36 pm by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Infinitely short days

The following quote is from Proofs of God’s Existence by Richard Wurmbrand: Proponents of the Big Bang theory (of the earth’s origin) have noted that, looking back, the length of the day diminishes by 0.002 seconds every century, which means it decreases by 1 second every 50,000 years. By counting back to a day of […]

Posted on June 13, 2013 at 8:52 pm by ideclare · Permalink · 2 Comments
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The Wonder of It All

The below item is part of my "Conversations" series. A Christian and an atheist on a date. Olivia: Wow — the stars are really coming out in force. Pam: Yeah, away from the city and with the new moon, there’s nothing to get in the way. Olivia: See, there’s your problem right there. Pam: What […]

Posted on June 12, 2013 at 8:35 pm by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
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